Book History Workshop

By Marketing and Communications | 05-15-2017

Sixteenth Annual Book History Workshop Opens with Keynote


COLEGE STATION (May 15, 2017) – Texas A&M University Libraries is pleased to announce that Cushing Memorial Library & Archive’s sixteenth annual Book History Workshop will kick off with the keynote lecture: “A Pair on Paper: Our Journey as Scholars, Teachers, and Book Aficionados.” The lecture will be delivered by Drs. Sidney E. Berger and Michèle Cloonan and will speak to the couple’s experiences as bibliographical pedagogues and collectors. In 2016, the University Libraries acquired the Berger-Cloonan Collection of Decorated Papers which contains over 20,000 items.

 “We have already started incorporating materials from the Berger-Cloonan Collection into our curricula, and they will feature prominently during the Book History Workshop” noted Kevin O’Sullivan, Texas A&M University Libraries Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. “I am delighted that Sid and Michèle will be able to join us for this lecture to further enrich our participant’s experience with these decorated papers.”

Cushing Library’s annual Book History Workshop is a week-long intensive in which students, faculty, librarians, and artists come together to experience hand press printing using period-accurate tools and techniques.

“A Pair on Paper: Our Journey as Scholars, Teachers, and Book Aficionados” will be presented on Monday, May 22 at 7:00 pm in Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. This event is free and open to the public.


For more information: Kevin O’Sullivan, Assistant Professor and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at or 979.845.1951

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